GOLDEN GIFT Our thanks to Douglas Pierce for this rare, authentic and unusual exhibit.
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PLAY WLS Chicago Sign On, August 1967 (02:38)

. . . beginning another week of fun for everyone . . .

[Description by Douglas Pierce ]

I recorded this way back in August of 1967. Radio stations usually used the Sunday midnight through early Monday morning hours for maintenance of equipment. Early one Monday morning I was able to hear and catch "The Radio Station WLS Sign On".

It was recorded 145 miles from Chicago, 12 miles east of Kalamazoo. Augusta, Michigan was my childhood residence. I would DX many of the big stations. There was some signal fading and static in the air that morning, but to this day, I am very proud of this segment. WLS, as well as WCFL, were powerhouses during this period of time.

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